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Help me fund the 2013 tour for "the truth is". Help me get a band on the road and get "green-er"... Be a part of the solution!

Help me fund my 2013 touring for my new album "the truth is" available LIVE in May and hitting stores and itunes June 4th 2013 via MPress Records! 

 A lot of you are aware I have historically toured solo, and as much as I love it, my new album bridges the alt/country genre and the ability to convey this record live is going to be best done with at LEAST a trio. My goal is to tour as a 5 piece band that includes Me, drums, bass, pedal steel, and cello. The hard fact is that every player on stage costs approximately $250 a day, this doesn't include a touring vehicle, gas, tolls, parking, or hotels or each member's  "regular" life. I really want to avoid traveling around in 4 cars in order to do this, I will need to rent a vehicle. I've found a company in Boston called "Greenvans" that rents Vans created JUST for musicians. They run on alternative fuels and always come with unlimited milage and road side assistance. This would enable me to  decrease my carbon emissions as I roam the US with my band and it would also allow us all to travel together. The vans run around $1700 for 10 days - you can do the math,...this means if I want to do 5 runs throughout the country with a band I am already WAY OVER 10k, so I hope you can see the importance of this Kickstarter. As well, any touring with the band further than Chicago or Atlanta means flying everyone in, then renting a vehicle and sometimes instruments. It is a honor to be able to tour, and please know that I wouldn't be asking for help if I didn't really need it. Please also keep in mind that a  "Kickstarter" only "works" if I HIT the goal, meaning If I don't meet the 10k goal I don't get funded, and therefore you don't get your incentives.

     I really can't tour this year without your help. In order to promote and share this new music with you all I need your backing, please know how much I appreciate your consistant support of my music and life. I am deeply aware that it is because of YOU that I am able to continue to make music and play live, I will be forever grateful for this. I hope the incentives in this Kickstarter make you happy. I dug through my files and boxes in corners to find some of this stuff. Thank YOU for giving me my job. I have my fingers crossed we will smash this goal and I can get into a greenvan, board planes and trains with my band, and GO PLAY FOR YOU! Thanks, Melissa 

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

One risk would be if i was out on tour while the fulfillment requirements came due, however I have a back up plan already in place. Utilizing two friends to co-ordinate with me while traveling. They are willing to execute all the mailings for me if I am not in town at the designated Mailing time.

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  • Ok I am funded!!! Thank you!!!!' We can't stop here know that this means I will Receive 85% of this money for touring and you will receive your incentives but all the money contributed from here on out just goes into the pot for more and more ability to tour with my band through 2013 The west coast particularly could be possible with my band if I raise more funds. Please continue to share this link in your fb pages And know that you have made a difference in my musical life this year !!! Thank you Forever grateful Melissa

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    a copy of 70@7000 feet (live record 2003) and a copy of DVD "decade (2001)

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    A copy of my last CD "Still Right Here", a signed "Still Right Here" promo poster, and a signed copy of "Decade" a DVD documentary I made about my music career between the years 1991-2001.

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    Disc #2 from Skinnier Faster Live @ the B.P.C. a Copy of "Valntine Heartache" CD 2001 a Copy of "Listen Hard" CD 2002 a Copy of my DVD "Decade" 2003 a Copy of "70@7000 feet" live CD 2004 a Download Card of "in the eyes of strangers" 2006

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    Signed Hand Written Personalized Lyrics of your choice framed and sent to you PLUS 2 tickets to any Headlining Melissa Ferrick "the truth is" show in 2013 (excludes festivals/MF as opening act).

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    One of kind and only ONE available. The Neon Green Poster Production Boards that were used in studio during the making of "the truth is" recording. These poster boards were the production maps Melissa made, they identify each song on the record including every instrument and musician involved. Along withe some random "notes".

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    Everything from the $150 category PLUS a MEGA RARE Limited Edition special packaging INITIAL pressing of Melissa's first cd "Massive Blur" and a Signed Personalized glossy B&W 8X10 promotional photo from "Willing to Wait."

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    Everything from the $250 category PLUS a signed copy of Curve magazine with Melissa on the cover from April 2001, a signed Limited Edition 8X10 of Melissa from the "Freedom" CD cover and a RARE 11X17 two sided promo poster from "Everything I Need." PLUS Lunch with Melissa in Boston, MA. On a mutually agreeable date and time that accommodates Melissa's touring and teaching schedule. Travel and accommodations not included.

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    Private House concert. I will come play at your house for you and up to 30 of your closest friends for one hour. Date must accommodate my touring and teaching schedule in 2013. I am happy to travel anywhere within a 300 mile radius of Boston, MA. (Outside a 300 mile radius in the continental US, the host must include travel and lodging expenses for two people.) Limited to the US.

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